Identification and Diagnosis

The key feature of an FASD diagnosis is not the presence or absence of facial features, but rather central nervous system (CNS) damage. Alcohol use during pregnancy can cause permanent…

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Classroom Challenges

Sensory and Motor Deficits Students with an FASD may: Have difficulty habituating Have trouble adapting to change; having to move to a different classroom environment every hour or having a…

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Instructional Strategies

In order to be successful at school, adults with an FASD will need: An advocate for trust, availability, concern and action Gentle guidance: understanding what is expected of them and…

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Case Studies

I write this section as an ABE teacher and parent of a young woman diagnosed with FASD at age 14 years. Since many aspects of parenting are like teaching, I hope that our…

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Resources

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) Their mission is to eliminate disability caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to improve the quality of life for those living with…

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